August 22, 2014
The University of Missouri has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of a former reserve linebacker who collapsed on the field during a 2005 preseason workout.
Boone County Circuit Court records filed this week refer to an
undisclosed settlement. A lawyer for the mother of Aaron O'Neal
said he could not discuss the details until the court approves the
agreement. A hearing is set for later this month.
O'Neal was a redshirt freshman from St. Louis who collapsed on
the Memorial Stadium field during a voluntary workout in July 2005.
He died less than two hours later.
The lawsuit alleged that school employees failed to take medical
precautions required by O'Neal's carrying of the sickle cell trait.